Miriam is a lecturer at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she teaches seminar and studio based classes. She previously lectured at UCD, where she completed her PhD in 2012, and joined the Creative Exchange Northern Ireland research team based at the University of Ulster and Queen’s University Belfast between 2013-2014.
She is completing a monograph on contemporary Irish, Northern Irish and British Theatre and Performance, and is co-editor of the collection Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland, and the latest journal volume of Irish Theatre International. Her research has also appeared or is forthcoming in multiple international journals, such as Modern Drama and New Theatre Quarterly, among others. She has been awarded research awards from the International Federation of Theatre Research, the Irish Society for Theatre Research, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame University, and UCD. Miriam is a supporting member of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, and reviews plays for Irish Theatre Magazine. Miriam sits on the Irish Society for Theatre Research Executive Committee, and is a member of the Feminist Working Group with the International Federation for Theatre Research. She has worked extensively in theatre, television and film in Ireland and the UK, and as a journalist specializing in the Middle East and North Africa.
Miriam’s interdiscipinary research interests span theatre, politics, culture, and business, particularly relating to issues of place and space, feminism, identity politics, trauma and memory studies, performance analysis, and the creative industries. She welcomes thesis proposals in any of these areas or related fields of research.